Significant numbers seeking new jobs in ANZ workforce
New data from SEEK has found 43 per cent of the Australian workforce are considering a career change in the next 12 months.
Kendra Banks, SEEK Spokesperson, said just under a third [29 per cent] of people are contemplating a career move is to either have a more fulfilling job [16 per cent] or to pursue their passions [13 per cent].
“Our SEEK study also uncovered that 74 per cent of people in the Australian workforce feel that their job has a big impact on their overall quality of life, and a similar proportion [71 per cent] believe their job has an impact on the emotional state of those closest to them,” said Banks.
“This highlights the importance of people being in the right job as it affects not only themselves but the people around them too.”
For someone thinking of changing career direction, having a taste of a job they’re considering is a great way to know if it is the right fit for them. Skilled volunteering via SEEK Volunteer is one great way to do this.
“SEEK research has uncovered that 95 per cent of hirers regard skilled volunteering as a credible way for job seekers to gain work experience and skills,” said Banks.
According to SEEK, two thirds of Australians have a family member who is dissatisfied with their job.
“When planning a career change, speaking with family and friends is a great way for a job seeker to explore their strengths and passions from a different perspective, to help them identify an industry and job that best suits their personality and skill-set to reach their full potential,” said Banks.
“Speaking with loved ones can also make an individual understand if their unhappiness in their current role is having an impact on their overall wellness and those around them.
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